It’s strange, isn’t it, how music can sit on your iTunes for a year and never be taken notice of? How you can actually watch the music live, talk to the artist after the show, get a signed CD and then simply forget?
This is a sad day for me as a music fan and music maker: how could I have neglected Tellison?
Whilst Tellison (London) are widely classified as ‘indie rock’ (as proclaimed on Wikipedia), some of their musical characteristics crossover into pop-punk: though somewhat distorted guitar and drum parts are relatively heavy and rhythmically complex, taking influence from American rock band The Get Up Kids, the culturally specific British accent signifies ‘indie’, together with the harmony and experimental instrumentation. Now, I am one who did shamelessly partake it - and enjoy - the ‘emo’ fad (I like to think I only listened to ‘the good stuff’, but as I still sport a Hawthorne Heights album, I think we know that’s not true), but I’ve evolved to encompass all music, with Bombay Bicycle Club and Two Door Cinema Club in my ‘Top 25 Most Played’. I’m in love with the nostalgically pop-punk elements, but my inner cool-girl is very thankful for the modern indie influence.
Almost reminding me of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly in some arrangements, meeting The Automatic’s ‘yelper’ toward the end of centrally-silent Hospital and at the beginning of Hanover Start Clapping, glazing over some Biffy Clyro, Kids In Glass Houses, Little Comets, Wombats, You Me At Six and maybe even The Maine.
I highly recommend checking out the album I have, ‘Contact! Contact!’ and, though I haven’t heard it as of yet, I’m sure the latest release ‘The Wages of Fear’ is just as good. Use your Tuesday evening wisely. Listen to this.
(click the photo above to view Tellison’s BandCamp page)